De Bono's Thinking Course

De Bono's Thinking Course

by Edward de Bono


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Is your brain flabby or buff? You already know that exercise makes your body stronger and practice sharpens your physical skills. Well, your brain works the same way. Mental exercise converts gray matter into a powerful thinking machine.

Reading De Bono's Thinking Course is like taking your brain to the gym. This proven series of mental workouts, exercises, and practice sessions will have your mental muscles rippling in no time.

You'll learn the importance of perceptions and patterns in the thinking process, develop your lateral thinking skills, and master techniques for applying thought to information. You'll even hone thinking skills that help you get along with other people, incorporate emotions and values into your thought processes, and make wiser and clearer decisions. Next, you'll find out how skillful thinking leads to effective action and learn how to solve virtually any problem with deliberate, focused, confident thought.

Don't sit on the sidelines while the jocks have all the fun. Try De Bono's Thinking Course, and start becoming an outstanding mental athlete today!

Edward de Bono is considered one of the world's leading authorities in cognitive studies. Dr. de Bono has written 45 books, and his instruction has been sought by many of the largest corporations and by governments around the world. He founded the international creative forum and is known as the inventor of the term "lateral thinking."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760773215
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2005
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.78(d)

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De Bono's Thinking Course 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
aulsmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have the 1985 Facts on File edition (I'm not sure all the works combined here are the same). The writing here is terrible. Examples are jumbled in with explanations, explanations end with comments like "for more information see my book Lateral Thinking". I'm hoping it's the Facts on File format that's getting in the way of making sense of this book. It looks like he has some good ideas, but I'm not going to ferret them out of this presentation. Part of the problem may also be that I've already had a bunch of training in lateral thinking and was just looking for some new techniques to throw in the mix. If you start from the beginning and do all the exercises this book might work better, though the writing is still not the best.
fingerpost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In fairness to De Bono, I must start my critique by saying I have not yet truly practiced the exercises in the book the way he describes them. I intend to keep this book out and practice on real world things in my life, be it buying shoes, entertaining or disciplining my children, repainting the bathroom... whatever. But until I have truly practiced the thinking exercises, then a true review is impossible.That said: The concept of the book is that thinking is a skill to be practiced, developed, and improved on; and it is a skill that anyone can develop. It is different from intelligence, that is more or less inborn. De Bono offeres a series of exercises for thinking about things in different ways. The exercises all seem like excellent plans, though as I mentioned, I've only read the book at this point.Unfortunately, De Bono is not as good at writing as he is at thinking. A better writer could have produced a better book with the same content. Some examples he gives are nonsensical, he is at times redundant, and the book has a number of obtuse illustrations that are more confusing than helpful.At this point, I would recommend the book for anyone who is interested in thinking as a process. Hopefully after practicing the exercises I will be inclined to rewrite this review and highly recommend it for everyone, but I'll hold off on that for now.
searchmc More than 1 year ago
There are three book I consider essential. These books show your mind is infinite. They are:
NLP for Lazy Learning: How to Learn Faster and More Efficiently.
Awakening the Mind PA: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves.
De Bono's Thinking Course, Revised Edition.

They can helpe overcome tough time and start on a path of self improvement.